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Xi joins Marx and Mao as required course at China's top colleges

Move follows increase in criticism from intellectual circles

A poster with a portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Shanghai reads: "Follow the Party's command. Be capable of winning wars. Maintain good discipline."   © Reuters

BEIJING -- China has instituted classes at elite universities that teach the philosophy of President Xi Jinping, a move that follows a crackdown on intellectuals who have spoken out against the Chinese Communist Party power structure.

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